Understanding Person First Language

Written by SUNY New Paltz SSDP chapter leader Robert Hofmann When talking about drug policy reform, activists will encounter several terms used to describe people who use drugs. These terms can show us preconceived notions of drug users held by … more

Stigma, Addiction, & Recovery in Indonesia

SSDP Outreach Coordinator Jake Agliata was in Indonesia from February 14 to February 25 as part of a cultural exchange program sponsored by the American Council for Young Political Leaders. This is the second of several blog posts that will … more

INTL Youth Convening Day Two: Full Spectrum Harm Reduction

Written by Kelly Parra-Alba, a Convening participant and Communications Director for SSDP UK After an enthusiastic start to the week, Day 2 began with a 3 part session on Full Spectrum Harm Reduction and what this could entail for our … more

Sensible Tobacco Consumption

That title may seem like an oxymoron, but before writing this, I rolled up and smoked some natural, additive-free tobacco in a leaf of organic hemp rolling paper, without using a filter. The point of this piece is not to … more

Just Say Know: Harm Reduction

Just Say Know

Written by Guest Blogger Karen Walker, Peer Education Intern How would you explain the concept of harm reduction to someone who has never heard about it before? Review Principles of Harm Reduction. What is the most important principle to you … more

Be Kind to People Who Inject Drugs

Think Twice before Posting Clickbait Images of Syringes

Think Twice before Posting Clickbait Images of Syringes “Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.”   The use of intentional language is something I spend a fair amount of my time thinking about. It’s … more

Report on the Just Concluded Training on Drug Policy and Harm Reduction in Oyo State, Nigeria

Written by Moronfolu Adeniyi, chapter leader of Federal University of Agriculture SSDP in Nigeria.  Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s Nigerian chapters, in a bid to introduce, train, and educate students and youth on drug issues, drug policy, and harm reduction, organized a … more

SSDP Chapter Leader Studies Drug War in South America

As any SSPDer will know, there are many reasons for college students to become actively involved in ending the international failure that is the “war on drugs,” despite how overwhelming of a project it can appear to be at times. … more

Honoring and remembering Daniel Jabbour

Announcing the Daniel Jabbour Memorial Scholarship Fund

Daniel Jabbour, an SSDP all-star alumnus, passed away in April of this year. To honor and remember him, SSDP created this scholarship fund to send an outstanding activist to the 2014 Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference and Lobby Day. Daniel’s … more

AMPLIFY Artist Interview – The Nadis Warriors

The Nadis Warriors, AMPLIFY Project's newest partnered artist, talks with us about why we need to end the failed war on drugs plus the importance of organizing the live music community around reform!

Brooke Gilbert of the AMPLIFY Project recently sat down for an interview with their newest partnered artist, The Nadis Warriors. The discussion covered everything from their thoughts on how the war on drugs has failed our society, the importance of mobilizing change within the … more